What's the real issue here though? I think the majority have agreed it's not the horse meat, but the deceit (any rappers out there feel free to borrow that one). I understand the supermarkets are struggling to meet the demand of customers wanting ever lower prices, so maybe the cheaper horse meat option is appealing (though they deny knowledge of where Beauty went, I figure they were more turning a blind eye than sitting in the dark). The thing is I bet if they offered a cheap ready meal which was honest about its contents people would still buy it.
Most importantly though, if you're paying 72p for your dinner you should be glad it's only horse meat that's in there. Let's face it, mince can be nasty enough. When the whole mince based meal gives you change from a quid it's guaranteed to be. Essentially it's the parts of the cow that if you cooked them as they were people would refuse to eat, it literally has to be mashed beyond recognition to become edible. At least if your lasagne has been filled out with some horse there's a lower percentage of cow labia in there.
|I'd like to thank all the horse lasagne purveyors out|
there, the intense media coverage has
taught me to spell lasagne.